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IbisNibs

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Many people (including me) often get the impression that shooting stuff at random is a very American trait. I assure the world that this is not solely an American pastime. It happens elsewhere, with enthusiasm.
 

IbisNibs

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Well, the people I've known who had Down's Syndrome have had very distinct, unmistakable and enthusiastically expressed likes. Difficult to imagine that Down Syndrome Drag Queens would not be very disappointed at this. I hope they get another venue, and have a great time. S/he who laughs (at) last, laughs best.
 

EnolaGaia

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Charles Fort would have broken into his happy dance had he seen this Scientific American blog headline:

The Delusion of Scientific Omniscience
 

uair01

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Couldn't find a better place for this:
I Didn’t Want to Offend You: The Cost of Avoiding Sensitive Questions
Bottom line: you need not worry too much about asking sensitive questions.
https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=3437468

But there are some intelligent and funny reactions:
  • You can't treat #4 seriously until they have a metric for dealing with outsize negative reactions, or social conditions under which reputation effects multiply. Risk-reward. This is the kind of study that's useless to understand the phenomenon under study.
  • But I was disappointed by their example. "What are your views on abortion?" really doesn't seem too personal. "Have you ever considered abortion, had an abortion, how would you advise your daughter about abortion etc" -- now that would be personal.
  • 4. Why don't I ask sensitive questions? I really don't want to know. Are you a morning person? tells me who to avoid before 10am. Useful information. The only time asking someone about abortion is useful is before shagging them.
https://marginalrevolution.com/marginalrevolution/2019/09/thursday-assorted-links-221.html#comments
 
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Mystery humanoid cat-snatching creature ‘spotted’ running wild and attacking children in Texas.

A mystery creature is haunting the streets of Texas. Described by some terrified witnesses as a monkey, by others as a chimpanzee and as “anything’s possible” by police, a sense of apprehension is spreading.

The unidentified humanoid has been repeatedly spotted in the city of Santa Fe, with one witness claiming they saw the beast attempt to snatch a cat.
(c) The Independent '19.

(This either belongs here or in the Cryptozoology Dept.)
 

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A lot of spy-versus-spy news today:

Russia behind murder of Georgian man in Berlin:
https://www.msn.com/de-de/nachricht...parat“-mehren-sich/ar-AAHiqfP?ocid=spartanntp

RCMP intelligence Director General charged with espionage involving foreign powers
https://www.thepostmillennial.com/b...ral-charged-with-espionage-by-foreign-powers/

Trump could have intentionally outed a top US spy working in Russia to Putin, the Intel community found out & had to pull the spy out because his life would have been in grave danger. Trump & his guys have since started the cover up
 

INT21

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If you didn't know the back story, this one might seem Fortean as hell ...

Unpiloted Russian Soyuz Capsule Returns to Earth with Humanoid on Board

https://www.livescience.com/russian-uncrewed-soyuz-lands-humanoid.html
As soon as you get on to this link, a notice appears saying..

Live Science....We value your privacy.

You can then click on a list of 'uses' they want you to accept; they are...

Information storage and access
Personalization
Ad selection, delivery, reporting
Content selection, delivery, reporting.
Measurement.

Yet they value your privacy ?

INT21.
 

kamalktk

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As soon as you get on to this link, a notice appears saying..

Live Science....We value your privacy.

You can then click on a list of 'uses' they want you to accept; they are...

Information storage and access
Personalization
Ad selection, delivery, reporting
Content selection, delivery, reporting.
Measurement.

Yet they value your privacy ?

INT21.
They didn't say they how much they valued it.
 

EnolaGaia

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As soon as you get on to this link, a notice appears saying..
Live Science....We value your privacy.
You can then click on a list of 'uses' they want you to accept; ...
Yet they value your privacy ?
Odd ... I've never seen such a display in the years I've been visiting there (including earlier today).
 

INT21

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Click on the link in post 1373 and tell me what you get.

I've just tried it again, same result.
 

INT21

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As you say 'odd'.

Can't think why I get this message and you don't.

Could some others here click on the link and report back ?

INT21.
 
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